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Michael Blum, MD

Dr. Blum is an orthopedic surgeon in the Birmingham area. He is affiliated with Shelby Baptist Medical Center and 3 more hospitals.
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Dr. Blum saw more pain patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Blum saw more arthritis patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Blum saw more bursitis patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Blum saw more chondromalacia patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Blum saw more rotator cuff syndrome patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Blum saw more osteoarthritis patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Blum saw more torn meniscus patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Blum saw more rotator cuff tear patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Blum saw more degenerative disc disease (DDD) patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Blum saw more back problems patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Blum saw more spine condition patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Blum saw more sprained joint patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Blum saw more repetitive stress injury (RSI) patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Blum saw more broken bone patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Blum saw more frozen shoulder patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Blum saw more sprained shoulder patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Blum saw more tendon rupture patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Blum saw more synovial cyst patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Blum saw more joint dislocations patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Blum saw more patellar tendonitis patients than 75% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Blum saw gout patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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Dr. Blum saw more back pain patients than 75% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Blum saw more neck pain patients than 75% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Blum saw more tendonitis patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Blum saw stress fracture patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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Dr. Blum saw more spinal stenosis patients than 75% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Blum saw more sprained knee patients than 75% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Blum saw more broken arm patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Blum saw more pinched nerve patients than 75% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Blum saw more sprained leg patients than 75% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Repeat knee replacement rate

Dr. Blum’s repeat knee replacement rate is similar to the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
Dr. Blum’s rate < 1%
Predicted rate 1%

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a lower rate of repeat knee replacement to improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
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  • Similar to our predicted rate

If you need a knee replacement, chances are you only want to have the procedure once. But some people need to have knee replacements done over again, sometimes due to prosthetic damage or infection from a first surgery. Not only is there pain, inconvenience, additional cost, and recovery time associated with a second surgery, but studies have also shown that the rate of complications after a revision of a knee replacement surgery is greater than for a primary knee replacement.

To help you understand how Dr. Blum’s rate of repeat knee replacement compares to a typical doctor’s:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Blum’s primary knee replacements resulted in a second knee replacement within 90 days of the first one— we call this their repeat knee replacement rate.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform primary knee replacements, using a statistical model to predict the repeat knee replacement rate for patients like Dr. Blum’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Blum’s rate of repeat knee replacement is lower than, similar to, or higher than the predicted rate.

This prediction is adjusted based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients will have a different predicted rate than one who treats healthier patients.

Locations

Dr. Blum sees patients and can be reached at the following locations.

Southlake Open MRI
4517 Southlake Pkwy
Birmingham, AL 35244
637 miles away
Office
3686 Grandview Pkwy
Birmingham, AL 35243
633 miles away

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Credentials
  • University of Alabama School of Medicine
    MEDICAL EDUCATION, 1989

Specializations

    1. Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians
    2. Orthopaedic Surgery

Hospital affiliations

Dr. Blum is able to admit and treat patients at the following hospitals.

  • Shelby Baptist Medical Center
    B
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2019)
  • Grandview Medical Center
    C
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2019)
  • St Vincent's Birmingham
    C
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2019)
  • Russell Medical Center
    Hospital safety grade not available

Insurance accepted

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  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Dakota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Wyoming
  • Blue Cross of Idaho
  • Blue Shield of California
  • BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina
  • BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
  • Capital Health Plan
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • EmblemHealth
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • Health Alliance Plan of Michigan
  • Health Net
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthSCOPE Benefits
  • HealthSmart
  • Heritage Provider Network
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • Independence Blue Cross AmeriHealth
  • MVP Health Care
  • MagnaCare
  • Mayo Clinic Health Solutions
  • Medica
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Medicare
  • Meritain Health
  • Moda Health
  • PacificSource
  • Pomco
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Priority Health
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • TRICARE
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • UPMC Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
  • Vantage Health Plan
  • Viva Health
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield